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Publication numberUS1646305 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 18, 1927
Filing dateAug 1, 1923
Priority dateAug 1, 1923
Publication numberUS 1646305 A, US 1646305A, US-A-1646305, US1646305 A, US1646305A
InventorsMeyers Walter F
Original AssigneeForbes Lithograph Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display stand
US 1646305 A
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Oct- 18' 1927' w. F; MEYERS DI SPLAY S TAND Filed Aug. 1, 1923 Patentea Oct. 18, 1927.




Application filed August 1, 1923. Serial No. 655,019.

This invention has to do with a stand or easel adapted to hold a sheet in a generally upright position.

My invention will. best be understood by reference to the following 'description of an exemplary embodiment thereof shown in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a front elevationbf the stand with a sheet secured thereto;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation; Fig. 3 is a partly sectional view illus trating the parts of the stand disassembled and packaged fo shipment together with the sheet; and Fig. 4 is a detail in front elevation of'the means for securing the sheet in position.

The embodiment of my invention lerein shown by way of illustration is an example of a light, cheaply constructed stand which may be readily assembled and disassembled and which is adapted to be shipped in a package with the sheet which it serves to hold'extended for display purposes.

Ref-erring -to the drawings, the form of the invention shown is adapted to sustain in a general upright position a sheet 5, which may bear on its face a picture or letter-press or both, and which may be provided along its ends with metal bindings 7 and 9 crimped about the same, the upper binding 9 being provided with a suspending eye 11. This construction is common in various types of advertising posters, calendars and the like.

The knock-down display stand may comprise a hub 13, which is herein shown as a cylindrical block of wood but the word is V used wthno necessary conn'otation of shape 40 or material, and this hub is provided with sockets in which may be removably fitted a number of rods adapted to form a stand and a support. In the preferred -and simple embodiment of the invention herein shown I provide four such rods 15, 17, 19 and 21 in the form of light straight st-icks or dowels whichfor convenience and economy in manufa'cture and to simplify the as- -sembly of the stand may be all of equal length as shown. The block which forms the hub 13 may be provided with axial sockets 23 and 25 which receive the rods 15 and 21 respectively and two oblique diverging sockets 27 in which are fitted the rods 17 and 19. The rods 15, 17 and 19. form generally upright position spaced forwardly' from the hub 13.

Suitable means may be provided for detachably securing the sheet to the arms of the spider and preferably such means rovide for tensioning the sheet in the desired position. Referring to Fig. 4, I have there shown a suitable attaching device comprising a split sleeve 29 of thin metal which is clamped around a rod and is retained frietionally in position thereon but may be slid along as desired and this sleeve is provided with suitable means for engaging the sheet to be extended, which means in the present instance take the form of a hook 31 having an inwardly facing bill portion which may be engaged with one of the metallic bindings 7 or 9 in the manner illustrated. When the sheet is-not engaged the bill of the hook v lies against the rod and is guarded so that it will not -catch exterior objects.

In the form of the invention shown all' three rods of the spidery are provided with sp'lit sleeves 29. "The hub and the sticks t being assembled in the manner shown in Fig. 2, the hook carried by the arm 21 maybe engaged with the eye 11 on the sheet and the hooks carried by the arms 17 and' 19 engaged with the binding 7 and the sheet 5 may then be 'drawn out tight for display purposes by either sliding downwardly the` two sleeves on the legs 17 and 19 or sliding upwardly thaton! thev arm 21. Obviously this result might -be obtained by provision for such tensioningmovement either at the top or the bottom but I prefer to utilize the same engaging means on all arms of the spider, particularly as it may serve to make them interchangeable when the stand is assenb1ed. Of course, the sleeves on any of the arms may doo slid inwardly toward the arm to facilitate the engagement of the hooks with the bindings in the first instance. It willbe clear from Fi 2 that because of the oblique disposition o the rods the tension of the sheet has relatively little tendency to disturb the adjuste'd position of the sleeves 29. 1

In Fig. 3` I haveV shown how the stand in ldisassembled position may be shipped in an vordinary mailing tube 85 together With the rolled up sheet Which it is designed to support. The rods or sticks 15, 17, 19 and 21 are straight and may be.` carried inside. the rolled up sheet while thehub 13 occupies a small space at the end thereof.

I have vdescribed in detail the particu'lar form of my invention shown by Way of example in the accompanying. drawings. Obviously the particularity of the description has had for its purpose the clear explanation of the particular form of device shown and its detailed character is not to be.taken as a limitation of the scope of the invention.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent I shall express in the folrlowing claims:

1. A knock-down stand or easel for holding a sheet extended inan upright position and adapted to be store'd and shipped with the rolled sheet comprising a block having sockets therein, straight sticks adapted to be removably fitted to said sockets and when fitted providing legs and also forming aspider of which certain of the legs form a part and means carried by the sticks forming the spider for detachably extending the vsheet between the same.

2. A structure of the class describe'dcomprising ablock having longitudina'l sockets inl its opposite ends and two diverging oblique soekets in its sides and a set of straight vsticks adapted to be removably fitted into the soekets to form a support and a stand.

3. A knock-down stand or easel comprising a hub having sockets and a set of straight rods adapted tok be removably inserted into said sockets, certain of said rods when the parts are assembled forming the arms of a spider and provided with means whereby a sheet may be extended between the arms of the spider for display in a substantially upright position and certain of the rods, in-

cluding an arm of the spider, forming a o set of supporting legs.


4. A knockdown stand or easel oomprising a socketed hub, rods removab'ly fitting the sockets therein, three of said rods forming a tripod, and three lying along the sides of a trihedral angle to support in a substantially upright extended position a sheet attached thereto.

y 5. A knock-down display stand; or easel comprisin a hub, four straight rods removably attac able to the hub, three of said rods forming a tripod and two of the three and the fourth forming a spider to support a flexible sheet an'd means on 'the rods forming said spider for attachment of the sheet thereto and comprising on one or more rods sleeves s'lidable therealong and having means -for engaging the sheet to tension the same;

6. A support for holding a sheet for display comprising a set of arms lying along the edges of a polyhedral angle and means for stretohing a sheet between the arms to subtend the angle comprising on one or more of the arms a sleeve embracing the same and slidably adjustable longitudinally of the arm but ob'liquely to the plane of the sheet, said sleeve having a hook to engage the sheet provided with a bill facing inward toward the arm which carries it.

7. A knock-down stand or easel compris'- ing a hub having four straight rods socketed therein and diverging therefrom, three ofV which form a tripod and the fourth extending obliquely to the plane of two of the legs of the tripod whereby a sheet extended between said two legs and the fourth rod is supported away from the hub. t

8. A support for holding a sheet for display comprising a set of arms lying along the edges of a polyhedral angle and means for stretching a sheet between the arms to subtendv the angle oomprising on one or more of the arms aA sleeve embracing the same and slidably adjustable longitudinally of the arm but obliquely to the plane of the sheet, said sleeve having means to engage and draw on the sheet.

In testimony whereof, I have signed name to this specification.



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U.S. Classification40/603, 248/460
International ClassificationG09F1/14, G09F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F1/14
European ClassificationG09F1/14